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SQL Server FAQ - COLLATE - Specifying Collations for Character Data Types
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How To Specify the Collation for a Character Data Type?
If you do not want to use the default collation provided by the SQL Server,
you can use the "COLLATE collation_name" clause to specify a different collation to be used
at different levels:
- Database Level - Used in CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE statements to set a new default collation
for the entire database.
- Table Column Level - Used in CREATE TABLE or ALTER TABLE statements to override the database default collation
for this column.
- Character String Expression Level - Used at the end of the expression to cast the expression
to the specified collation.
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- What Is a Constant or Literal?
- How To Write Character String Constants or Literals?
- What Is a Collation?
- How To Specify the Collation for a Character Data Type?
- What Happens If Strings Are Casted into Wrong Code Pages?
- How To Find Out What Is the Default Collation in a Database?
- How Fixed Length Strings Are Truncated and Padded?
- How To Enter Unicode Character String Literals?
- How To Enter Binary String Literals?
- How To Enter Date and Time Literals?
- Why I Can Not Enter 0.001 Second in Date and Time Literals?
- What Happens If Date-Only Values Are Provided as Date and Time Literals?
- What Happens If Time-Only Values Are Provided as Date and Time Literals?
- What Are Out-of-Range Errors with Date and Time Literals?
- What Happens If an Integer Is Too Big for INT Date Type?
- How Extra Digits Are Handled with NUMERIC Data Type Literals?
- How REAL and FLOAT Literal Values Are Rounded?
- What Are the Underflow and Overflow Behaviors on FLOAT Literals?